Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of General Services
Department of General Services
Regulations Banning Concealed Firearms in Offices Occupied by Executive Branch Agencies [1 VAC 30 ‑ 105]
Action Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices
Stage Emergency/NOIRA
Comment Period Ended on 1/27/2016
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12/14/15  10:33 pm
Commenter: William B. Tansill, III

This regulation is dangerous to public safety, and is completely unnecessary

If we have learned nothing else over the years it is that the multiplication of so-called "Gun-Free Zones" has done nothing so much as to provide someone with ill intent an open invitation to assault, maim, and murder the citizens assembled within its confines. A GFZ assures a malefactor that he will be able to inflict maximum carnage before Law Enforcement and Emergency Services personnel are able to respond. It also guarantees that the true "first-responders" - the citizens themselves, will be powerless to put a stop to the attack.

This is a senseless regulation that will not enhance the security of those who must visit state agencies. To the contrary, it will degrade their actual security by passing a feel-good regulation that does not address the real underlying security issues inherent with modern society.

I reject both the premise and necessity for this regulation, and urge that the Governor rethink his flawed position on this matter.


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